“Eden’s unsurpassed creativity shines once again!” —Larissa Ione
Ryder Duncan keeps his secrets. With a twisted scientist starving him in a 10 x 12 cell, it’s not easy to conceal the abilities that set him apart from other vampires, or his plans for escape. But survival—and revenge—are worth waiting for. Until the so-called doctor tempts his appetites with something special: a woman, with a soft Southern accent and a scent like flowers. Sabine.
Sabine Acadia didn’t volunteer to be dinner. She was kidnapped and tossed into the cage of a monster. A monster with fierce green eyes, a body that speaks of ruthless power—but a touch gentle as a caress. Ryder knows things about her, secrets Sabine needs to learn fast. Because while they might soon escape this prison, she’s fighting an urge to set all her desires free . . .
Praise for Cynthia Eden and Burn for Me
“Cynthia’s on my must-buy list.”—Angie Fox
“Inspired, masterful.” --RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK!
“Alluring.” –Publishers Weekly
“Readers will be looking forward to more Phoenix Fire books and, of course, hot alpha men.”
“Wickedly sexy!” –The Parkersburg News & Sentinel
“Vampires and shape-shifters abound . . . Eden takes the book to the next level.”
--The Washington Post
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Once Bitten, Twice Burned
(Wednesday, July 16, 2014)
Reviewer: The Jeep Diva
Once Bitten, Twice Burned is the first book on Cynthia Eden’s Phoenix Fire series. I have to admit that I’m intrigued enough to go back and read Burn for Me. Cain and Eve have a very small role in the second installment. While I was never lost I am very curious about what went on in the first book in this very sexy paranormal series. I’m also beyond curious as to what Dante will be up to in Playing with Fire.
A malicious doctor who is performing horrific experiments on the paranormals of the world (all in the name of science, so the torture is justified *eye roll*) has caught a vampire that he is going to regret ever crossing paths with. Ryder is old and strong in ways the good doc doesn’t expect. Throwing Ryder a meal in the form of the very sexy Sabine is just one of many bad decisions the doctor makes. Ryder has full intentions of razing the building and seeking vengeance upon escape. Sabine is just another reason for him to want that freedom. It doesn’t take Ryder very long to discover that Sabine is much more than simply a meal. She will soon turn into his everything.
Sabine is experiencing horrors in ways she never dreamed possible. She has been kidnapped from her good normal life. She has been tossed into a cell with a vamp who is bordering on starvation and she is his next meal. Then to make matters far worse the doctors decide that she is much more useful as an experiment than a vampire meal. Not her best time in life. She does however get an angry vampire who vows to not only see her free, but to keep her safe from harm at any and all costs.
While doctors experimenting on paranormals are nothing new to this genre Eden keeps it interesting by bringing the phoenixes into the mix. They are a paranormal being that you really don’t see so much of. Eden’s sexy writing and clever characters kept me interested and looking forward to reading more of this series.